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Israeli Desert Yields a Harvest of Energy

Yosef Abramowitz, an educator and activist from Boston, co-founded a solar power company at the Ketura kibbutz in Israel. KETURA, Israel — Arriving at this bone-dry kibbutz in the Arava Desert late one afternoon in August 2006, Yosef Abramowitz, a … Continue reading

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Renewable Sources of Power Survive, but in a Patchwork

JUST a few years ago, the future of renewable energy looked as bright and shiny as a white turbine blade coming out of the mold. The federal government was handing out money under the stimulus package, states were approving clean … Continue reading

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Softbank plans huge Hokkaido solar plant

Softbank Corp. has selected Tomakomai, Hokkaido, as the site for Japan’s largest solar power plant, with an output capacity of at least 200,000 kw, industry sources said Wednesday. Softbank subsidiary SB Energy Corp. is planning the facility in anticipation of … Continue reading

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A Smaller Route to Solar Success

  AoraAt Aora’s plant in Almería, Spain, mirrors focus the sun’s energy on a modest tower where the heat is captured and used to spin a turbine. In the evening, a fuel can be used. There are at least a … Continue reading

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Germany Created Own Threat with Chinese Solar Aid

Germany long aimed to be a front runner in the solar energy industry, but waning subsidies and rising competition from China have clouded its outlook. To add insult to injury, the Chinese boom has been generously supported by German financial … Continue reading

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Feed-in tariff sees solar panel installation breakthrough

Since the scheme was launched in 2010, the amount of the renewable energy has grown by more than 41 times Since the scheme launched, the amount of solar has grown by more than 41 times. Photograph: Simon Burt/PA Explosive growth … Continue reading

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Eden Project installs UK’s first employee-owned solar plant

New solar array in Cornwall hopes to make the case that renewable energy is not just for well-off householders Matt Hastings, the Eden Project’s energy manager, in front of the UK’s first employee-owned renewable energy project. Photograph: apexnewspix.com/Apex A new … Continue reading

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